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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The girl behind the cake

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It has become very clear that all you need for a great birthday, is good cake, and best friends.
(and what is up with that crazy green lens flare?)
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Getting a free drink at Starbucks and a free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's doesn't hurt either.
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Last year on my birthday, I was in Rome, standing in front of the Coliseum. Having a seven course meal, five of which courses were pasta (haha), and endless amounts of wine punch.  That was an amazing trip, and an amazing birthday. This year, I'm simply wearing the skirt I bought while I was there, and crossing my fingers that I'll be able to get back someday soon.
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The Rundown
Top Thrifted Ann Taylor Loft - Skirt Desigual - Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Splendid - Bag Lucky Brand Bella - Ring nOir Jewelry Pete the Porcupine - Necklace Made by Me "Stormy Sea"

63 comments:

Courtney Erin said...

It's totally all about cake and eating whatever you want on your birthday...and looking gorgeous of course!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Christiana said...

oh...la...la You look fantastic birthday girl! Love the skirt.

Happy Day
Christiana

sewamusing.blogspot.com

La Fille D'or said...

Oh! Happy Birthday!!! I'm sure you'll be back to Rome soon. : ) Looks like you had a great day though free treats are always a plus.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had just as much fun today as it looks like you've had in years past :)

And more skirts like that are definitely worth a return trip to Rome!

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! I Love the pics and Really LOVE your necklace and shoes. Really the whole ensemble is Fabulous!

My Beautiful Life said...

Hey Lyddie,

Those pics of you as a little girl were so sweet. Five courses of Pasta in Rome on a birthday sound fabulous.

Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.

(P.S. Came via Journey of Style)

liz said...

Happy Birthday, you looked absolutely adorable then and stunning now!!

Rad in BK said...

Happy Birthday, Lyddie!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

awwww happy birthday! and LOVE you birthday outfit. some colors on black, I should try this combo ;)

Shen Dove said...

Love your outfit, Happy Birthday! Hope you make it back to Rome very soon!

kileen said...

happy birthday Lyddie!! i love these childhood pictures of you and i second necessity of good cake and friends! :)

cute & little

jesse.anne.o said...

Happy birthday, Lyddie! I love these pictures - and I love that you look just as happy today as you did then!

morefruitplease said...

Happy Birthday! The picture with you and the trifle cake is a classic! I hope you enjoyed your day. And per usual, you should probably check the mail 5-10 days from now... one of these days it will be on time!

Marie said...

What a beautiful post and thanks for sharing some of your childhood pictures.:D

Happy Birthday, Lydia!:D

***** Marie *****
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Stacey Kay said...

OMG LOOK AT THAT CAKE! YUm!

Your necklace is to die for btw.

xoxo
Stacey Kay
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Yeri said...

Happy birthday! Here's to many more.

Gorgeous to and the necklace is beauuuutiful! :O)

northwest is best said...

Awwww, what adorable pictures! Hope you had a splendid birthday xx

lilacpurplesky said...

OH Happy birthday then! I guess I'm a little bit late...
It is so easy to recognize you on the pictures :) You're very cute, I love those old pictures.

So : I wish you the best, and hope you'll go back to Rome (or Paris?...) soon.

uhooi said...

Happy Birthday!

Amazing photos!
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uhooi said...

Happy Birthday!

Amazing photos!
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eek said...

Happy birthday! I agree - good cake and great friends make a fabulous day!

Krystal said...

Did you throw your coin in trevi fountain??? :) :) happyyyyy bday

Teresa said...

Aww... Happy birthday and those baby pictures are too cute! Great outfit! That printed flower skirt is so summery!

invasionista

Rachel said...

Aww, Happy Birthday! Those old pictures of you are so sweet!

Sue said...

Happy birthday! And the all-important question: what flavor was the cake this year??

Renee B. said...

Happy Birthday!! How amazing to be in Rome for your birthday last year! I went for a week two years ago and my hubby literally had to draaaaag me on the plane home. I would love to go back! Gorgeous skirt with a great memory, hope your birthday was fabulous! Loves, xoxo

Alexiane said...

Joyeux Anniversaire en retard alors! :D

Beck, At Her Best said...

Happy Happy Birthday! You look mahvelous, love that skirt! :)

Wendy said...

I'm late, I'm late = so sorry I'm so late. Hope your day was fabulous and the gifts the best yet ... love love the pictures of little Lydiegal :-) Thanks for sharing kewtie-pie.

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday! that skirt is gorgeous.

Alex Elizabeth said...

Haaaappy birthday! I don't think my other comment posted, but if you get two then double happy birthday! Last year sounds like it was an awesome celebration, maybe you'll get to go again next year? I'm so glad you wore that necklace too, it's one of my favorites!

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday! You were adorable as a little one and beautiful now! Loved the walk down birthday memory lane!

San said...

Sweet post and happy Birthday.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Happy birthday! That picture of you and the cake is priceless!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AW YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LYDDIE! Hope your day was fantastic! (Definitely looks like it.) You look so happy in your pictures. How great it is to be alive!

Photos of you as a girl are WAY TOO CUTE. And seriously - that one cake in the bowl thing. AH JAW DROPPING.


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Jodi said...

Happy Bday.. you were just as gorgeous as a little gal as you are now.. love those pics thanks for sharing them with us.. and you are looking awesome.. I know this year will be a totally awesome one for you!!!
xoxo J

Closet Fashionista said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
and I agree...just give me a cake and a few friends and I'm good! :D
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Fashion Therapist said...

Happy happy birthday pretty lady! Hope you had a funtabulous day.

Andie said...

Happiest of Birthdays! :)

Zuuwa said...

It is unbelievable. I have the strong feeling I know your face from somewhere... but do not know from where. :-) You look realy good. I love your blog!

Mrs. J said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Have a wonderful day and please enjoy yourself. Save a piece of cake for me you know I love baked goods..lol

BTW, You look wonderful, love the print on that skirt and please tell me you sell that necklace. I need one!! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh my goodness, you havent changed a bit. I could tell from a mile away that that cutie pie was a young Lyddie Happy B-day

Style Eyes said...

Happy Birthday, you look so happy in all these pictures. I love the skirt.

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Birthday, darling!!! What a fantastic photos:)
Kisses and hugs

Ps: I’m hosting a charming necklace GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in:)

FashionJazz said...

Luv the skirt! Happy Birthday : ) xx

Jess said...

Yayyy - Happy Birthday girl!! I love love love that outfit! Especially the top and the shoes. Gorgeous!

Eli said...

You havent aged a day! Only grown taller :) I love the photo of you staring into the bowl!

Hope you had a wonderful bday and that your week is just as great! And that your european travel/return comes true :)

Style, She Wrote said...

What a great set of pictures! And love this year's bday outfit. Have a great one! xo style, she wrote

this free bird said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you Lyddie!! I've been kind of buried and sad and swamped at work, but you have been on my mind and I'm so happy I visited this post. I love your skirt and how special that you got it in Rome. Here is to a wonderful year ahead and a return trip in the future!

xoxo,
Carrie

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Happy Birthday girl! I adore your necklace...what a statement piece! xo

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday my fellow Aries..... Enjoy your day. Luv the skirt....

shealennon said...

Awww, happy birthday! I agree, nothing can be better than cake, ice cream, AND coffee. A birthday trifecta! Hope it's a great one!

hurricanekerrie said...

Hey! Happy Birthday!!! You already lucked out with the free coffee and ice cream! Here's to more fabulousness!!! :)

Taylor said...

Maaaan I want that trifle! You looked fabulous; hope you had a FANTASTIC day! Happy belated birthday!

Gracey said...

Happy Birthday! I loved seeing all those pictures of you, so much fun. I hope you had an amazing birthday!!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday! Love that skirt, glad it brings back good memories for you and hope you get a chance to re-visit Rome.

DaniellaBella said...

You've got a cake halo!!! If that doesn't say birthday princess I don't know what does. Rome is so lovely, especially for a birthday. Hope this one was equally, but differently, happy!

Lorena said...

OMG I didn't know..... happy belated birthday !
May all your dreams come true, specially the 7 course meal part in Rome :)
Hugs.

Sarah Dee said...

Wow I am so behind on my blog reading! Happy belated bday! I hope youre able to go back to Rome and when you do remember you have one blogger friend that would love to go with ;)

<3 Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

amongthetortillas.com said...

I'm clearly behind on my blog reading! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :D

MadsaboutU said...

I am trying to catch up on my comments, I love your photos as a child, you are super adorable! Belated happy Bday!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Eyeliah said...

finally a free moment so I can say happy (belated) birthday :)